Brush With Bamboo Care & Disposal – Plastic-Free HK

Brush With Bamboo Care & Disposal

Care

  • Store your brush in a dry area.  Bamboo is a natural material that keeps best when kept in a dry area. Enclosed toothbrush cups that collect water are not ideal. It’s best to keep your toothbrush in an open-air toothbrush holder or any other dry area.

  • Bamboo is natural woody material that will fade over time. The bamboo on the top portion of your toothbrush that goes in your mouth may begin to appear lighter and faded with use. This is normal! It will not affect your brushing experience.

  • You can wash and care for our soft plant-based bristles just like a conventional toothbrush.

  • With proper care, our ecological bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a conventional plastic toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3 months, or when the bristles have frayed.

Disposal

  • The bristles are not biodegradable but could be recyclable in your city. The issue with recycling bristles is that they are very small and lightweight: curbside recycling will not work. You may be able to work out a solution by contacting your local recycling facility. But otherwise, the bristles will have to be landfilled. Using pliers, it is easy to remove the bristles from the head. Doing so will also remove a small metal staple that is used to clamp the bristles to the handle. The handle can be reused or disposed of in a commercial composting bin.

  • The bare toothbrush handle can be disposed of in a commercial composting bin and will safely return to the soil within 6 months. However, the handle is a perfectly good piece of high quality bamboo – feel free to reuse it! Learn more about this in Creative Recycling.

  • The wrapper on your toothbrush is compostable in city and commercial facilities only. Do not place it in your home compost pile (Learn additional details by clicking the FAQ link on the bottom left of this page). The outer box is also biodegradable and made from 100% recycled paper. You may find some creative reuses for the box. Dispose of the box in a recycling or green waste bin.